Society Harnessing Equipment (Anti-Rape Bra)
Manisha Mohan, an engineering student at the SRM University of Chennai, built a prototype of the underwear along with colleagues Rimpi Tripathi and Neeladri Basu Pal.
The garment features sensors and an electric shock circuit board. The students, relying on studies that show aggressors are most likely to first reach for a woman's chest, rigged the bra with of sensors "calibrated to detect pinching and squeezing."
According to Gizmodo, the FemDefence tampon isn't real; it's just a concept design to provoke discussion.
Sadly, once posted in the Europe and the US, commentators were quick to point out the flaws of the inventor's cunning plan. "This is exactly the sort of thing that drives us perverts wild," wrote one.
The product was designed as part of a high school project in entrepreneurship, and the girls have already sold 300 of the belts in Sweden, priced at US $50. Björk and one of her now plan to mass produce the belts and are currently in negotiations with potential partners.
Invented by Dr. Sonette Ehlers, the contraption isn't meant to simply wound. Instead, it tears deep into the skin and affixes itself, requiring medical attention in order to be removed. Yes, rapists will now have to visit a doctor and expose themselves as such, lest they risk permanently damaging their members trying to pry it out themselves.
His inspiration for the anti-rape devices comes from interviews he had with five victims of sexual assault who were trying to regain a sense of physical safety. What they wanted, Sherman said, was body armour.
Angel Wing Buzzing Anti-Rape Device
The device was reportedly created in 2004, though it is still awaiting a patent.